Good day on this hot and muggy Thursday.
East Lansing kicks off this year’s Moonlight Film Festival with a Jack Black classic, “School of Rock.” The film follows a burned-out musician as he poses as a substitute teacher and exposes a group of elite private school students to rock music — and then secretly transforming them into a rock band. A 7 p.m. community talent show precedes the movie; signup is at 6:30 p.m. The Moonlight Film Festival continues through the summer, presenting family-friendly fare like “Where the Wild Things Are” and “Homeward Bound.” Goomba’s Pizza offers an on-site food tent for the movie nights, selling pizza and its signature Pokee Stix. 9:30 p.m. FREE. Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court, East Lansing. (517) 319-6888, cityofeastlansing.com.
The Old Town General Store continues its Concerts in the Courtyard series Thursday with the global folk music of the Elden Kelly Trio. A guitarist with a wide range of influences, Kelly pulls from American folk, Indian, Middle Eastern and jazz traditions. He is joined Thursday by percussionist Carolyn Koebel and keyboardist Doug Decker. 7:30 p.m. $15/$9 students. Old Town General Store, 408 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 487-6847, oldtown-generalstore.com.
No, that’s not a typo. Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.’s latest show, “[title of show],” is a meta-musical about the process of writing a musical with a deadline looming. The show follows two struggling writers, Hunter and Jeff, as they rush to create a new work for a musical theater festival with a submission deadline just three weeks away. The musical, directed by Ben Cassidy, is part of Peppermint Creeek’s Launching Pad initiative, which gives new directors a slot in the company’s mainstage season. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $20/$15 students and seniors. Miller Performing Arts Center, 6025 Curry Lane, Lansing. (517) 927-3016, peppermintcreek.org.
For more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
Lunch at the Senior Center. Call day before to order meal. Noon-1 p.m. $5.75/$3 suggested donation for ages 60 and up. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.
Capital Area Crisis Rugby Practice. All levels welcome. 6-8 p.m. FREE. St. Joseph Park, 2125 W. Hillsdale St., Lansing. crisisrfc.com.
Celebrate Recovery. For all hurts and hang-ups. 6 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing. (517) 492-1866.
Prostate Cancer Support Group of Mid-Michigan. Share and learn from the experiences of others. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Sparrow Professional Building, 1200 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 364-5349.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Weigh-in 5:15 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. First meeting FREE. New Hope Church, 1340 Haslett Road, Haslett. (517) 927-4307.
Concert: America Forever. Patriotic music. 7 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. McCormick Park, 123 High St., Williamston. meridiancommunityband.org
Open Mic @ The Colonial Bar & Grill. Weekly bring-your-own-instrument open mic. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. FREE. The Colonial Bar & Grille, 3425 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing. (517) 882-6132.
TNL! Courthouse Concert Series. Life Support Unplugged performs on courthouse lawn. 6-7:30 p.m. FREE. Ingham County Courthouse, 341 S. Jefferson St., Mason. (517) 676-1046, masonchamber.org.
Ford Theatre Reunion, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.
DJ Don Black, 9:30 p.m. Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Ave.Lee Groove, 7 p.m. Champions, 2440 N. Cedar St.
Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave.
Had Matter, 9 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.
Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Leroys, 1526 S. Cedar St.
Colt45, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.
Mark Sala, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road
Kelly Trudell, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27
Shaun Garth Walker, 7 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Brian Lorente & the Usual Suspects, 7:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Frog Open Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.
Dan MacLachlan, 8 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.
Oxymorons, 8 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr.
Build-Your-Own Taco Bar Fundraiser. Proceeds support the 8th grade government trip to Washington D.C. 4-7 p.m. St. Casimir Catholic Church, 800 W. Barnes Ave., Lansing. (517) 374-5700.
Mason Codependents Anonymous. A fellowship to develop healthy relationships. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Mason First Church of the Nazarene, 415 E. Maple St., Mason. (517) 515-5559, coda.org.
Spanish Conversation. All levels welcome. 7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
Drop-In Coloring Group. Supplies provided for adults to color. 6-7 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. elpl.org.